Lynda J wrote:If a boy spends 8 years in Scouts. Works hard learns a lot becomes a good leader but never makes Eagle. Does that make his Scouting experience any less fun for him.
wagionvigil wrote:excellent question I am interested in knowing that also and if so WHo gave them the waiver? If it was at the local level it is illegal!
These Scouts do take baths or showers do they not? Water is water!
tmowens44 wrote:In our troop we have made Cooking and American Heritage Troop required electives. To give Public Speaking Experience to all the Scouts, we (Hope you mean the SPL)assign rotating different roles to them during Courts of Honor (generally 2 Eagle Courts and 2 Advancement/ Merit Badge Courts a year). "Required" elective? No such thing and also against the rules to require it.
During the year we have both an Orienteering and a Wilderness Survival weekend Camp Out with Patrol competitions. Scouts, who wish, can earn a Partial MB on these outings and are able to complete the requirements at our Summer Camp Out. These Weekends are very popular. Great idea! Scouts in the wilderness having fun!
Once a Year we have a Hunting Camp Out where the Senior Scout Leadership gets to hunt deer as a reward for their Troop service and all Scouts with a Hunting License can hunt Turkey from blinds with adult supervision(Camo?). Scout team rifle/shotgun target competitions are held with prizes. Everyone must attend Safety meetings even though almost all have Rifle, Shotgun and Archery Merit Badges. This is so not cool. #1 No hunting allowed. #2 Requires high caliber rifle - again very against the rules. #3 Bet there is no NRA instructor either. #4 There is no way you are getting a tour permit for this #5 There has never been a death with shooting in BSA . Please, please don't be the first. Start following the rules.
How about a non-scouting dad/son weekend?
This is our second most popular trip, after our Alpine Skiing Winter Camp Out. Every year we also offer Backpacking and Canoeing Weekends. Another great adventure! But have to ask do you have a trained leader for this?
By the time our Troop's Scout is an Eagle, he is exposed to an extensive outdoor/survival experience.
wagionvigil wrote:The problem here mh is someone taking it upon themselves to eliminate a requirement like swimming. If a youth is truly handicapped and wants an alternate then the proper procedures must be followed.
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